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Title: Mandatory Change in HOA Law: Required to Register with the State
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For Immediate Release
November 20, 2013
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Tel: 305-364-6100
Mandatory Change in HOA Law: Required to Register with the State      

Miami Lakes, FL - The 2013 Legislature amended Chapter 720, Florida Statutes, to require homeowners' associations, which meet the definition of section 720.301(9), Florida Statutes, to register with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) by November 22, 2013.

Homeowners' associations that are required to register with the Division must be a Florida corporation responsible for the operation of a community or a mobile home subdivision in which: the voting membership is made up of parcel owners, and membership is a mandatory condition of parcel ownership, and in which the association is authorized to impose assessments that, if unpaid, may become a lien on the parcel.

The term "homeowners' association" does not include a community development district or other similar special taxing district created pursuant to statute.


To register, please visit:


Reporting Requirements:

Legal Name of homeowners' association

Federal employer identification number

Mailing and physical addresses

Total number of parcels

Total amount of revenues and expenses from the association's annual budget

For associations in which control of the association has not been transitioned to non-developer members, the following information must also be reported:

Legal Name of developer

Mailing address

Total number of parcels owned on the date of reporting

If you are a Community Association Manager filing on behalf of the association, you will be asked to provide your License Number.

For more information, please contact the DBPR at 850.488.1122 or 800.226.9101.